Re: Artificially Intelligent Squid

From: Scott Howard <>
Date: Mon, 11 Nov 1996 11:26:49 +1100 (EST)

> There are several sites on the net that update their pages at a specific time
> each and every day, or maybe 5/7 days ... and at the same time. Most of the
> pages have a ttl near 3 hours (assuming 20%).
> If the page is cached at 7:00am, but is updated at 9:00am, it isn't "fresh".
> The users have to hit reload (I know, waaahh); some don't even realize it.
> Daily updates may not be that big of a problem, but weekly updated pages
> could be.

Once again it comes back to the page owner putting a realistic expires
header on the page. If a page expires at 9am, it should have an expires
header for 9am.

Of course, most people still don't do this, but if you know of any pages
like this, email the authors and let them know (include an example of a
correct Expires command) and see what happens...

Received on Sun Nov 10 1996 - 16:27:21 MST

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